Pissarro: Father of Impressionism – Exhibition on Screen

Directed David Bickerstaff
94 mins
Dendy Canberra 28 May to 1 June 2022
Palace Electric Canberra Friday 27 May and Sunday 29 May 2022 

The company’s first new release since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020, this film is the most extensive documentary ever made, about one of the most significant artists in history: French Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, (10 July, 1830 – 13 November, 1903).

Pissarro: Father of Impressionism delves into Pissarro’s life and career across 50 years.

Barbie spoke to director David Bickerstaff about Pissarro: Father of Impressionism

Central to the film are exclusive behind the scenes tours of two major recent European exhibitions dedicated to the artist – Pissarro: Father of Impressionism, on now at the Ashmolean Museum – Britain’s first public museum, open since 1683, located in located in Oxford, England; and Camille Pissarro, held at Switzerland’s Kunstmuseum Basel, from September 2021 to January 2022.

Exclusive access to the Ashmolean’s Pissarro family archive – the world’s largest collection devoted to an Impressionist artist – also provides an invaluable insight into Pissarro’s personality.

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